Craggy Gardens Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Craggy Gardens Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles 576 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Craggy Gardens. Short trail with great mountain views.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail. Started at the picnic area. First section was a bit steep. The small shelter was a great place to sit and take in the view. Surprising crowded.

24 days ago

Steep to start off but well worth the climb. Very foggy when we went but still very beautiful

1 month ago

Good incline in the beginning.

1 month ago

Perfect trail for a morning hike with the puppy. Had to work hard, but still got to enjoy the views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to hike in June when rhododendrons are in bloom. Have hiked these trails many times.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

You can start this short hike and pretty trail from the south end of the visitor center parking lot or the north end of the picnic area. Be sure to take the spur at the large trail shelter to the beautiful small bald and lookout. This is also a great spot to see the rhododendrons blooming in early to mid-June.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

great trail! felt like walking through a magical land! It was a great hike.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Very do-able hike for everyone. Be sure to take the small trail to the bald patch with a great lookout.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice short hike for the great 360 degree view! The trail is rocky and uneven in spots. It has moderate traffic and it is a popular spot. Bring a bottle of water and be patient with those going slower...the trail belongs to them, too!

3 months ago

Beautiful, but I found trails I prefer to suggest, especially if you are just visiting

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful Hike! Felt like out of a book, it's a must see!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail. The overlook is awesome. Feels like being in a castle. It was rainy and fogged in and it was still awesome.

hiking
4 months ago

Wildflowers were on the trail.